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Trump tells US Evangelical Christians: ‘You should vote’ – vopbuzz


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WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald embers persistently evangelical Christians Saturday – vote In November, they collectively vowed to “aggressively” protect him religious freedom if selected.
The former leader, who rarely attends church himself, has built a significant base among the religious right by promising and delivering on some of his biggest priorities, including the appointment of Supreme Court justices who helped overturn federal abortion rights. .
“Evangelicals and Christians are not voting as much as they should,” Trump told hundreds of supporters at the Washington conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a conservative advocacy group.
“They go to church every Sunday, but they don’t vote,” he said, adding half-jokingly: “In four years you won’t have to vote. OK? In four years don’t vote. I don’t care.”
Trump cannot run for president in 2028 due to term limits.
Evangelical voters were crucial in the unsuccessful 2020 campaign and Trump’s victory in 2016, when 84 percent of white evangelical Protestants voted for Trump, according to the Pew Research Center.
Trump vowed Saturday to protect their interests, vowing to “aggressively defend religious freedom.”
“We will protect Christians in our schools, our military, our government, our workplaces, our hospitals and our public squares,” he told his supporters.
He also promised to create a “new federal task force on combating anti-Christian bias” that would investigate alleged “unlawful discrimination, harassment and persecution” of U.S. Christians.
According to a Pew Research survey published in March, nearly half of Americans (49 percent) believe that the influence of religion in the United States is declining and that this is a bad thing.
The number of Americans identifying as Christian has fallen from nearly 90 percent in the 1990s to less than two-thirds of the population in 2022; A large part of this is due to the increasing number of people who do not adhere to religious beliefs.
For many white evangelical Christians, a conservative sect that makes up about 14 percent of the U.S. electorate, it is vital that religion remains relevant in public life.
Trump told the crowd that the political left “wants to silence you, demoralize you, and keep you out of politics.”
“They don’t want you to vote, so you have to vote,” he said, adding, “If you vote, no, we can’t lose.”
Trump will face Democratic rival President Joe Biden in the first presidential debate of 2024 on Thursday.
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